comprar


comprar
v.
1 to buy, to purchase.
se lo compré a un vendedor ambulante I bought it from a street vendor o seller
se lo compraron a Ignacio como regalo de despedida they bought it for Ignacio as a leaving present
Ella compra para vender luego She shops to sell afterwards.
2 to buy (off), to bribe.
¡el árbitro está comprado! they've bribed the referee!
El equipo compró al árbitro The team bribed the referee.
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comprar
verbo transitivo
1 to buy
2 figurado (sobornar) to bribe, buy off
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FRASEOLOGÍA
comprar al contado to pay cash
lo compré al contado I paid cash for it
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verb
to buy, purchase
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1. VT
1) (=adquirir) [+ casa, comida, regalo] to buy, purchase frm

¿te has comprado por fin la bici? — did you buy the bike in the end?

comprar algo a algn — [para algn] to buy sth for sb, buy sb sth; [de algn] to buy sth from sb

le compré un vestido a mi hija — I bought a dress for my daughter, I bought my daughter a dress

siempre le compro la carne a este carnicero — I always buy my meat from this butcher

si decides vender el coche, yo te lo compro — if you decide to sell the car, I'll buy it from o off you

comprar algo al contado — to pay cash (for sth), pay sth in cash

comprar algo al detalle — to buy sth retail

comprar algo a plazos — to buy sth on hire purchase

comprar algo al por mayor — to buy sth wholesale

comprar algo al por menor — to buy sth retail

comprar deudas — to factor

2) (=sobornar) to bribe, buy off *

intentaron comprar al juez — they tried to bribe o buy off * the judge

el árbitro está comprado — they've bribed the referee

2.
VI (=hacer la compra) to buy, shop

nunca compro en grandes almacenes — I never buy o shop in department stores

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verbo transitivo
1) <casa/regalo/comida> to buy, purchase (frml)

comprarle algo a alguien — (a quien lo vende) to buy something from somebody; (a quien lo recibe) to buy something for somebody

se lo voy a comprar para su cumpleaños — I'm going to buy it for his birthday

comprar algo al por mayor/al por menor or al detalle — to buy o purchase something wholesale/retail

2) (fam) (sobornar) to buy (colloq)

un árbitro comprado — a crooked o (esp BrE) bent referee

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= buy, purchase, take over, shop, bribe, grease + Posesivo + palm, oil + Posesivo + palm, call + Nombre + Posesivo + own.
Ex. Discount charges are available by contracting to buy a predetermined number of connect hours per year.
Ex. This mode of publication permits special libraries to purchase relevant parts and facilitates revision at a later date.
Ex. Pergamon-INFOLINE came into being in its present form in 1980 when it was taken over by Pergamon.
Ex. Before shopping for a new computer, you should make a plan detailing what you can afford, what you expect to do with the computer, and how much the computer is worth to you.
Ex. Local officials can easily be bribed by foreign pharmaceutical laboratories.
Ex. The local bishop was under his thumb, our priest greased his palm well.
Ex. The judge has to be bribed and if you can't afford to 'oil his palm' your case will never reach court.
Ex. This 12-room penthouse of the newly renovated Mark Hotel is up for sale but it will cost you a princely sum to call it your own.
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* comprar a ciegas = buy + a pig in a poke.
* comprar Algo = make + a purchase.
* comprar Algo hecho en serie = buy + off-the-shelf.
* comprar Algo ya hecho de antemano = buy + off-the-shelf.
* comprar al por mayor = buy + in bulk.
* comprar comparando productos = shop around, shopping around.
* comprar directamente = buy + direct(ly).
* comprar en cantidad = stock up.
* comprar hasta caer muerto = shop 'til you drop.
* comprar regularmente en una tienda = patronise + shop.
* comprarse = change + hands.
* comprar tiempo = buy + time.
* comprar un producto comercial = buy + off-the-shelf.
* darse el gusto de comprar = splurge on.
* novelas o libros que se compran en el supermercado = self-help.
* que se compra = priced.
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verbo transitivo
1) <casa/regalo/comida> to buy, purchase (frml)

comprarle algo a alguien — (a quien lo vende) to buy something from somebody; (a quien lo recibe) to buy something for somebody

se lo voy a comprar para su cumpleaños — I'm going to buy it for his birthday

comprar algo al por mayor/al por menor or al detalle — to buy o purchase something wholesale/retail

2) (fam) (sobornar) to buy (colloq)

un árbitro comprado — a crooked o (esp BrE) bent referee

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= buy, purchase, take over, shop, bribe, grease + Posesivo + palm, oil + Posesivo + palm, call + Nombre + Posesivo + own.

Ex: Discount charges are available by contracting to buy a predetermined number of connect hours per year.

Ex: This mode of publication permits special libraries to purchase relevant parts and facilitates revision at a later date.
Ex: Pergamon-INFOLINE came into being in its present form in 1980 when it was taken over by Pergamon.
Ex: Before shopping for a new computer, you should make a plan detailing what you can afford, what you expect to do with the computer, and how much the computer is worth to you.
Ex: Local officials can easily be bribed by foreign pharmaceutical laboratories.
Ex: The local bishop was under his thumb, our priest greased his palm well.
Ex: The judge has to be bribed and if you can't afford to 'oil his palm' your case will never reach court.
Ex: This 12-room penthouse of the newly renovated Mark Hotel is up for sale but it will cost you a princely sum to call it your own.
* comprar a ciegas = buy + a pig in a poke.
* comprar Algo = make + a purchase.
* comprar Algo hecho en serie = buy + off-the-shelf.
* comprar Algo ya hecho de antemano = buy + off-the-shelf.
* comprar al por mayor = buy + in bulk.
* comprar comparando productos = shop around, shopping around.
* comprar directamente = buy + direct(ly).
* comprar en cantidad = stock up.
* comprar hasta caer muerto = shop 'til you drop.
* comprar regularmente en una tienda = patronise + shop.
* comprarse = change + hands.
* comprar tiempo = buy + time.
* comprar un producto comercial = buy + off-the-shelf.
* darse el gusto de comprar = splurge on.
* novelas o libros que se compran en el supermercado = self-help.
* que se compra = priced.

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comprar [A1 ]
vt
A ‹casa/regalo/comida› to buy, purchase (frml) comprarle algo A algn (a quien lo vende) to buy sth FROM sb; (a quien lo recibe) to buy sth FOR sb
le compré estas flores a una gitana I bought these flowers from o (colloq) off a gypsy
¿quieres vender el coche? ¡te lo compro! do you want to sell your car? I'll buy it from you!
les compré caramelos a los niños I bought the children some candy, I bought some candy for the children
se lo voy a comprar para su cumpleaños I'm going to buy it for his birthday
comprar algo al por menor or al detalle to buy o purchase sth retail
las compran al por mayor they buy o purchase them wholesale
comprar dólares a plazo fijo to buy dollars forward
B (fam) (sobornar) to buy (colloq)
no se deja comprar he won't be bought
un árbitro comprado a crooked o (BrE colloq) bent referee
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comprar (conjugate comprar) verbo transitivo
a)casa/regalo/comidato buy, purchase (frml);

comprarle algo a algn (a quien lo vende) to buy sth from sb;
(a quien lo recibe) to buy sth for sb
b) (fam) (sobornar) to buy (colloq)

comprar verbo transitivo
1 to buy: compramos el ordenador a plazos, we bought the computer on hire purchase
le compra el periódico a Lucía, (para Lucía) he buys the newspaper for Lucia
(Lucía lo vende) he buys the newspaper from Lucia
2 figurado (sobornar) to bribe, buy off
'comprar' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
adquirir
- barata
- barato
- barrio
- concretamente
- más
- óbice
- permitirse
- plazo
- prematura
- prematuro
- prohibir
- regatear
- adelantar
- andar
- así
- colecta
- dudar
- granel
- huevo
- llevar
- marca
- rematar
English:
antibiotic
- approach
- book token
- buy
- buy off
- buy out
- cream
- dip into
- disinfectant
- exercise
- flour
- foresight
- gazump
- get in
- go ahead
- groceries
- hold off
- individual
- must
- opportune
- purchase
- remember
- set aside
- stop
- view
- want
- alone
- any
- certainly
- door
- get
- hire
- house
- ill
- installment
- none
- second-hand
- some
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comprar vt
1. [adquirir] to buy, to purchase;
se lo compré a un vendedor ambulante I bought it from a street vendor o seller;
se lo compraron a Ignacio como regalo de despedida they bought it for Ignacio as a leaving present;
se lo compraron para Navidades they bought it for her for Christmas;
comprar algo al contado [en metálico] to pay cash for sth;
[en un plazo] to pay for sth all at once o Br on the nail;
comprar a plazos o Am [m5]cuotas to buy on Br hire purchase o US an installment plan;
comprar al por mayor to buy wholesale;
Comp
Fam
¡cómprate un bosque y piérdete! go and play in the traffic!, take a hike!
2. [sobornar] to buy (off), to bribe;
¡el árbitro está comprado! they've bribed the referee!
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comprar
v/t buy, purchase
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comprar vt
: to buy, to purchase
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comprar vb to buy [pt. & pp. bought]
voy a comprar un ordenador I'm going to buy a computer
¿me compras un juego? will you buy me a game?
se compró un vestido she bought a dress

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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